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katie: you can go to our website for updated information on resources available for sandy victims and steve buscemi's friends for firefighters continues to provide support to families. you can go to katiecouric.com to see how you can help. up next they proudly served our country and now they are on a new mission. meet the veterans using their military skills to help those in need when disaster strikes. hat is right after this. >> up next -- katie: thank goodness for you guys really stepping up to the plate. >> and later the truth about all of this extreme weather. katie: welcome back. in her wake sandy left what looked like a war zone behind. who tackled this crisis more than the nation's veterans. how many know of a group called team rubicon. a lot of people. for the viewers at home i hope you never get a chance to meet them. if you do you will never forget them. it all started with an urge to help. co-founders and marine veterans knew they could do just that. they left for haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and soon realized the impact that they could have. so they sent out a ca
. due to water and fire and wind. hurricane sandy ravaged the east coast, some places scarred forever, others coming back slowly. and we'll have more on all of it in just a moment. but again this evening, it is a big problem on the part of the government that starts off our broadcast. specifically, this new health care law. beyond the colossal problems with the website well chronicled, now it is the assurances by the president that are drawing scrutiny when he told americans if you liked your health care plan, you could keep it. well, with insurance companies discontinuing some policies of some people, we finding that's no longer the case. as many deal with the potential for new higher costs. our senior investigative correspondent lisa myers broke the story for us last night and has more for washington tonight. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. so far almost 2 million of the 14 million americans who buy individual coverage have gotten letters that their policy is canceled or has to change because of the law. still the white house insists the president did not mislead ame
.terrorist attack. >>> coming up on al jazeera america. it has been a year since sandy hit and people are still dealing with their insurance companies. antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is tly or isis targ you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that are on >> welcome back. texas is now appealing a decision, about abortions, opponents claim it is unconstitutional, the judge agreed. states attorney general claims that the case could go all the way to the supreme court. well checking the big board, stocks not moving as much today on data as consumer confidence offsets the positive earning
super storm sandy, and people are still trying to recover. >>> and storms bearing down on europe, canceling hundreds of flights. >> europe is looking for answers concerning u.s. surveillance programs as more spying allegations are come to go light. "el mundo" report that national security agency spied there as well. they will now summon an explanation. it comes as an european delegation is visiting the u.s. >> reporter: erica ferrari has more. >> reporter: a nine member of european lawmakers will be in washington this week seeking sense. they'll meet with u.s. government and intelligence officials overall gas stations of widespread spying by the national security agency against e.u. leaders. allegations that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. >> i can tell you that the president assured the chancellor that the u.s. is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancell chancellor. >> reporter: and it's not just the european who is are upset. over the weekend thousands marched on washington to express their outrage. >> we're agai
, super storm sandy made landfall in my part of the united states. its impact up and down the east coast were devastating and heartbreaking. new york, new jersey, parts of new england were hit particularly hard. in delaware, we did not experience the level of devastation that was inflicted on our neighbors to the north and to the east, but our state did receive significant damage. in total, there were over 200 detectives attributed to superstorm sandy. today we remem remember the lives lost and those forever impacted by this storm. as i travel through delaware during and after the storm i saw some of the massive impacts of that storm firsthand. but i saw something else as well. i saw people from all walks of life pulling together, helping one another and taking care of their neighbors. the impacts of that superstorm are still fresh in my mind today as we continue to rebuild. in delaware, new jersey, in new york, and other places up the east coast. but not only are the impacts of the superstorm still fresh in my mind, something else is as well and that is this: the extraordinary efforts o
. >> one year after hurricane sandy, some families still have not been able to pic pick up the pieces. why an insurance loophole is preventing some from rebuilding their storm-ravaged homes. >> good morning. welcome to august america. it's great to have you with us. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas day den. the national security agency is now under fire here at home. >> both the president and congress are considering changes that would limit the n.s.a.'s sweeping ability to collect intelligence. >> words like constraint, transparency and increased oversight are now used when talking about the future of the nation's spy agency. >> a bipartisan group of lawmakers is expected to introduce a bill that could curtail the n.s.a.'s powers to indiscriminately collect personal information. >> the u.s.a. freedom act is authored by patrick lahee. it would provide restrictions against who the n.s.a. could target and require the government to delete information it collects accidentally, more aggressively than it does now. the bill has a dozen co sponsors in the senate and 70 in the house. meanwhile, sena
>> i was like are we going to lose our lives? >> the youngest victims of hurricane sandy speaking out a year after the super storm. ♪ >> europe searching for answers about u.s. surveillance programs as new spying revelations come to light. el mundo reported that the national security agency spied on 60 million phone conversations there alone. it comes as an european delegation now visiting the u.s. al jazeera now join us from the white house. how has the white house responded to these latest allegations of spying on world leaders. >> reporter: as far as the latest allegations on the spanish, the millions of spanish who have been monitored by the nsa, nothing yet. we have a briefing coming up in an hour or so where we expect questions to be asked. as far as previous allegations we have an anonymous leak to the wall street journal saying that president obama knew nothing about this until this summer when he had an internal review--there wasn't an internal review, he found about it then and immediately put a stop to the spying on german chancellor angela merkel. but other reports s
june celebrations last year, and that's down from 30 in 2009. >>> one year ago, superstorm sandy devastated parts of maryland, delaware, new york and new jersey. tonight, one year later, the hardest hit communities are still trying to recover. dozens of homes still waiting to be rebuilt and businesses still closed but there are some signs of progress along the coast. wjz is live. kai jackson has more on the recovery. >> reporter: superstorm sandy isn't in the daily headlines as it once was but many who lived through it are still dealing with the effects. a bonfire in seabright, new jersey, marks a celebration of survival for those who endured superstorm sandy last year. the anniversary of the hurricane is both poignant and painful. even a year after the storm ravaged the area, rebuilding continues. homes in breezy point, new york, were wiped out by flooding and fire. on the anniversary, volunteers planted seagrass as a buffer against future storms. >> right now, every conversation we have leads to hurricane sandy. >> reporter: stories of hope continue to emerge from the devastati
storm sandy slammed the shore impacting tens of thousands of people. many families are still struggling erica continues our original series surviving sandy one year later where a loophole in the national flood insurance program has survivors still stranding. it is is first home they had owned before super storm sandy slammed into their shoreline town. >> it was hart breaking. >> yeah. >> it was heart wregeing. >> but it was kind of -- it was tough to separate out our situation from everybody else's because there was such a collective heartbreak. where are you one year later? >> basically, exactly the same place we were. this is basically where the foundation cracked all the way down through the footing. which buckled the inside of the house and the floors. >> first things first, fix the foundation, since they had flood insurance, they thought they were covered, but when they went to collect their claim with the national flood insurance program that's run by fema, they were flatly denied. even if the earth movement is caused by flood. >> it made absolutely no sense that you can have a wh
over nsa spying on foreign leaders. will the white house dump the program? >>> and sandy, one year later. new jersey governor chris christie answers victims who claim they are forgotten. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> obviously, you're going to want to know exactly what the president knew and when he knew it. >> the white house under fire for nsa spy secrets. >> president obama saying that he was not aware until recently of spying on heads of state. >> but the "los angeles times" reports the white house signed off on the program. but the president did not know that raises serious questions. >> i've been imprisoned by allegiant airlines or over eight hours. >> passenger aboard the allegiant 1032 had to be on three different flights because of mechanical problems at oakland international airport. >> yes, ma'am. >>> the white house acknowledging there are some individual existing health care plans that do not qualify for obama care. >> what is the political fallout when the other guys committing su
's performance during sandy. do the job elected officials do, could have done more or failed the people of new jersey. we'll share the results later in the show. we'll be right back. >>> hi there. it's a big day here at msnbc. we launched our new website today, one of the tools you can make your own poll. here's one we created. it starts with a, quote, i'm concerned about the fact that there seems to be a war on the -- which cable news personality said this? if you selected mother, you would be right because it was this guy. >> i'm john casey, in tonight for bill o'reilly who's on vacation and i want to thank you for watching us. >> yes, before he was a republican governor of ohio john casey was a hoers over at fox news. so it raised quite a few eyebrows when he said, i'm concerned about the fact that there seems to be a war on the poor, that if you're poor you're somehow shiftless or crazy. just take a few seconds to remember why you know the name john casey, because he enraged working ohioans in 2011 by pushing through a restrictive collective bargaining law. he pushed ahead with his agenda
there was a crash that injured seven people. >>> one year ago super storm sandy devastated parts of maryland, delaware, new york and certainly new jersey. today some areas are still trying to recover. wjz and mike schuh are live with more on the storm's impact and that recovery. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. for most of us sandy is no longer in our head lines. for those who lost everything it still tops their personal front page. >> a bonfire in sea bright, new jersey marks a celebration of survival for those who endured d super storm sandy last year. >> a year after the storm ravaged areas of new jersey and new york rebuilding continues. flooding and fire wiped out homes also. >> right now every conversation we have leads to hurricane sandy. i look forward to the day when we move beyond that. >> stories of hope continue to emerge. in rock away, new york the home of rosa vasquez looked like this january. the house has been rebuilt with numerous donated items. >> it's overwhelming when you don't have your own place to go to. to finally have your own home and be able to come h
today to mark one year since superstorm sandy first came ashore in new jersey killing 71 people in that state. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. 26,000 people are still out of their homes. >> our conversation with new jersey governor chris christie permitting he was the face of disaster response but we begin with elaine quijano in seaside heights, new jersey. elaine, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah and viewers in the west. sandy was the biggest and fiercest storm ever to hit new jersey, costing the state nearly $40 billion in damage. recovery has been slow and for many it's far from over. when superstorm sandy slammed ashore last october, more than 100 miles of new jersey's coastline bore the brunt of it. communities split in half homes crushed, others simply washed away. in seaside heights the same boardwalk and heart of the shore town's economy took a pounding. >> this is our lives, how we feed our family, support ourselves. >> reporter: mike carbone had to completely rebuild the first and second floors of his restaurant aft
of eavesdropping, and i don't think they can, it ought to end right now. >> hurricane sandy, a history making event coming ashore and changing the map of the coastline in some places. >> the comeback coast. one year ago today millions were bracing for the impact of hurricane sandy. it was the superstorm strong enough to carve out a new shoreline, bring a presidential campaign to a halt and test resilience of communities across the east coast. >> you can see the water up to my knees, more importantly, a record storm surge here in new york city. >> it's been an all day battle between mother nature in the form of hurricane sandy. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. at this time last year sandy was a category one hurricane still hours away from making landfall in new jersey. as the storm gains strength, residents up and down the eastern seaboard were bracing for impact. some of the communities devastate add year ago are still reeling a year later. nbc's al roker was on the jersey shore when sandy hit and has an update on the still ongoing recovery. >> sandy slammed ashore one year ago, new
it was in 2007. coming up next on al jazeera, it has been a year since hurricane sandy hit, and people who were hit the hardest still having to deal with their insurance companies. all next week america tonight investigates the campus rape crisis. >> serial rape is the norm on college campuses. >> i know that when i did report, i was blamed. >> then this friday at nine eastern, we open up the conversation in a live town-hall event. sex crimes on campus, a special week of coverage and live town-hall on america tonight nine eastern. only on al jazeera america. (vo) gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. this sunday: it seemed like a normal adoption >> do you think this family has a lot of secrets? >> it's like there's an open book as far as the family goes. >> (son - off screen) i fully believe that i was adopted by strangers. (vo) until one day ... >> (son - off screen) i found out everything i thought i knew, was a lie. (vo) al jazeera america presents open secret super storm sandy destroyed thousands of homes up and down the eastern seaboard. especially hard hit the coastal
of america found itself battered underwater. superstorm sandy leaving havoc in her wake. 180 people died in neighborhoods were destroyed. we are in breezy point, new york, one of the hardest hit areas. how's the recovery effort going there? peninsulahis narrow that juts out into the atlantic ocean vulnerable to flooding at the best of times and one year ago tonight, it was the worst of times. tide, a 14t high foot storm surge. think of the power of the wave down the wind recorded at more than 90 miles per hour in the new york harbor that destroyed homes here which started an inferno burning to the ground more than 100 homes on this trip where i'm standing now. resilientn and this and resourceful community has started to rebuild and many of those who live here are first responders, police officers, firefighters. the storm wreaked havoc up and down the eastern seaboard. we have a report on the struggle to rebuild the new jersey. >> things may be, on the anniversary of superstorm sandy but it is anything but. >> the area we are standing in was the actual restaurant. >> this time last year,
, but it has been a year since super storm sandy devastated the east coast. 181 people from the caribbean to long island, were killed. and tens of billions of dollars in property were damaged. including many homes on maryland's eastern shore. wjz is live with complete coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram takes a look back at the storm's impat. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spent the day on chrisfield. the maryland town hit hardest by sandy. >> reporter: recovery is ongoing at chrisfield and will be for sometime. >> reporter: when sandy hit chrisfield, the bay worked its way into ruth fountain's bedroom. >> oh. it was water into the bedroom, into the dresser drawer. just couldn't imagine what it was like. >> reporter: the storm surge turned the town's dock into kindling. and ruined foundations, heating and electrical systems. >> they have been through a lot. because there were people who lost everything. there are people who have damage to their homes. that it's going to take a long time to repair. >> reporter: a nail at a time, one job after the next. from infrastructure like a
sandy barreled into the northeast. dozens of people were killed, and there were billions of dollars worth of damage. in dozens of coastal communities, it's a day to remember. though it's not in daily headlines, the recovery continues. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: one year after super storm sandy damaged or destroyed 2,000 homes in breezy point, new york, there are signs of rebirth and regrowth. volunteers marked the anniversary, planting sea grass, on top of a new diewrn that was set to protect the towns. there is still a lot of healing to do. and the heal suggest far from over. >> right now, every conversation we have leads to hurricane sandy. i look forward to the day when we move beyond that. >> reporter: it was a day of community service here in breezy point. and dozens of beach towns in new york and new jersey. sandy was a $60 billion storm, the second most costly in u.s. history. >> everything was donated. >> reporter: in far rockaway, new york. single mom, rosa vasquez showed us around her completely renovated home. we met her back in january, when volunteers for habitat
is a big day, the anniversary of hurricane sandy. we have indra petersons, she's down in a place that became the face of devastation, seaside heights, new jersey. indra, good to have you there today. >> thank you, chris. it really is hard to believe it has already been a year since superstorm sandy really impacted the region. i'm actually standing in front of where the jetstar roller coaster used to be. if you look over my shoulder, there was nothing there. it was torn down in may. we have signs of progress. you can see, we're right in front of the casino pier. 90% of the businesses here on the boardwalk are open. they're hoping to have more open by next summer. we'll give you a deeper look into sandy coming up in a bit. i want to talk about a storm system impacting today. that storm system could bring as much as 10 inches into portions of wyoming and colorado, heavy winds, winter storm warnings in effect in that region. the reason this is so significant, you have that cold air clashing with the warm air into the south. so with that, the jet stream going right over that panhandle
strong winds as well. i'll take you back a year. this is what it looked like when hurricane sandy was off the coast of new jersey. this is when it - about 12 to 18 hours before it made landfall here and in parts of new jersey. that particular storm - i'll go backwards. that storm was the second strongest hurricane to ever hit the united states at 65 billion worth of damage. for katrina, that was the strongest, hitting the gulf coast. back in florida it caused $46 billion damage there. we'll talk about this during the day tomorrow on the anniversary. the other big story is the snow, the rain across the west. more details on this and the warnings in effect. >> thank you. we'll talk later. drug cartels, soldiers and vigilantes opened fire. civilians run for cover. the latest on the gun battles next. nearly a near after their lives were turned upside down, some of the children who lived through hurricane sandy open up about their fears. government ha >> >> michael is here with sports. expect the unexpected in this world series. >> that's pretty much been the story line through the four games.
this morning -- one year later. a look back at the destruction and recovery after superstorm sandy. >>> bold and brazen. a little girl snatched from her bedroom in the early morning hours. how the victim's bravery likely saved her life. >>> one man proves that lightning really can strike twice. >> i was on my knees. it hit me again. >> this morning, he's telling a remarkable survival story. >>> and no fear. a man rides what could be the biggest wave ever surfed. >>> good tuesday morning, everyone. we begin a full year of recovery after the storm. >> sandy slammed into the eastern seaboard one year ago today. affecting the lives of millions of people. >> take a look at these before and after pictures. this one shows a battered road in seaside heights, new jersey. a different scene a year ago. >> and this one, one of the more iconic images, a rollercoaster in the atlantic. that ride, now gone. >> the sand filled the streets of cape may, new jersey. you can see it nearly came to the top of that street sign. >> and damaged homes, including these at ortley beach. that's where abc's tahman bradley
a somber anniversary. one year ago superstorm sandy slammed ashore. hundreds of people in new york and new jersey homeless still. insurance payments have been averaging $55,000 a family. that $60 billion relief package passed in january cannot come soon enough. >>> millions of people across europe are trying to come to grips with widespread damage left by one of the worst storms in years. deadly winds and rain left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. >> reporter: the storm named saint jude has left a devastating mark with more than a dozen killed. the heart of london a crane buckling under the wind, collapsing. think the building below evacuated. the deputy prime minister forced to call off a news conference. hundreds of trees uprooted, blocking roads and railway tracks. the gas lines of this home exploding. the storm marched in to northern europe. tossing trucks and snarling trains in the netherlands. in germany the audubon closed. the winds reaching 120 miles an hour in denmark. the storm devastated homes and ripped down power lines leaving more than half a million people withou
that cooperation? i don't. >> i like that guy out of his chair. >>> plus it's been a year since hurricane sandy hit the northeast and aid still isn't getting to many of those who desperately need it. >>> and let me finish tonight with the voters' want for politicians to work together. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> well, if republicans don't win control of this senate next year, they may be left out of power for awhile. in 2014 senators up for re-election include democrats who came to power when barack obama was elected president back in 2008. democrats are defending 21 seats versus 14 seats for republicans. but in 2016, it's republican senators who will be playing defense. they'll be defending the seat gain they won in 2010. seven from states obama won. look at all the red on that map. tackling the fact it's a presidential election year turnout will be higher than it normally is. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." the republican's party internal war continues to rage. the newest editors at the conservative national review called out bomb throwers on the right lik
for a grilling on capitol hill today. >>> stronger than the storm. how much has changed one year after sandy? >> a lot of people are going to look at this and say a year later no progress. >> this morning the rebuilding, the lessons learned, and new jersey's governor chris christie joins us live. >>> and soche on the plaza. america's best are here as we count down 100 days to the winter olympic games today, count down 100 days to the winter olympic games today, tuesday, october 29th, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. along side -- al, i'm thinking back to a year ago today, and you were talking about those competing european models and the united states model. the european model won out, and people up and down the east coast lost. >> that's right. we were talking about it almost a week ahead of time, and the worst happened. of course, it could have been a lot worse. we
superstorm known as sandy made landfall along the east coast. >> this is my home. this is where i lived. and it's not gotten any better. >> how far have we come and how far do we still need to go to rebound on the east coast? >>> plus, america's allies outraged over the reach of the nsa. but does the benefit of listening in outweigh the risk of alienating friends overseas? i'll dig into both sides of those topics with new york congressman peter king. he joins me coming up next. >>> that leads to today's big question for you. nsa under fire. should the u.s. be spying on its allies overseas? weigh in with your thoughts on twitter and facebook. [ male announcer ] at humana, understanding what makes you different is what makes us different. we take the time to get to know you and your unique health needs. then we help create a personalized healthcare experience that works for you. and you. and you. with 50 years of know-how, and a dedicated network of doctors, health coaches, and wellness experts, we're a partner you can rely on -- today, and tomorrow. we're going beyond insurance to become
the east coast marking a somber anniversary. one year ago superstorm sandy slammed ashore. hundreds of people in new york and new jersey homeless still. insurance payments have been averaging $55,000 a family. that $60 billion relief package passed in january cannot come soon enough. >>> millions of people across europe are trying to come to grips with widespread damage left by one of the worst storms in years. deadly winds and waves hammering one country after another left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. >> reporter: the storm named st. jude, the patron saint of lost causes, has left a devastating mark with more than a dozen killed. the heart of london a crane buckling under the wind, collapsing. the building below evacuated. the deputy prime minister forced to call off a news conference. hundreds of trees uprooted, blocking roads and railway tracks. the gas lines of this home exploding. the storm marched in to northern europe. tossing trucks and snarling trains in the netherlands. in germany the audubon closed. the winds reaching 120 miles an hour in denmark. the stor
's continued effort to recover and rebuild from the devastation of superstorm sandy, which struck my are state a year ago today. working together, new jerseyans have made incredible progress in coming back from what the storm delivered, but our work continues. for those who have suffered so much loss, a year seems like an eternity. they must know that until all of the damage done by the tomorrow is undone, and until all the work needed to prk our state and its people, their property -- and their property from future storms like this is completed, we will not rest. so as i prepare to make the transition back to private life, i do so with a deep sen sense of grass tiewd to all move to made my service in the senate possible. this has been for me a remarkable five months. i know that i will in theees ahead look back on this time with gratitude and appreciation for the privilege of having served the people of new jersey in the senate of the united states of america. thank you, mr. president. i yield back. the presiding officer: the senator from delaware. mr. carper: while, the senator is still on t
for the first time since hurricane sandy hit exactly one year ago tomorrow. visitors can now walk the halls of the popular immigration station and american immigrant wall of honor outside. the immigration museum will remain closed through the spring. much more news after this. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] eeny, meeny, miny, go. more adventures await in the lexus lx, rx, and new seven-passenger gx. dare to be spontaneous. >>> between the u.s. spying revelations and the problem with the obama care website, it seems president obama may have a management problem on his hands. our chief political analyst gloria borger is here watching all of this for us. is the president on top of these critically important issues? >> it seems to me that at the very least, wolf, there is some kind of a management problem over at the white house. you have the president saying he's angry that he didn't know that the website was having problems with his signature domestic legislative achievement. he also, we're now told, didn't know about angela merkel's cell phone being tapped as well as other friendly leade
, as we mark the first anniversary of superstorm sandy. this morning, i want to take a look at the northeast, one year later. there is some progress. but also, look at these remarkable images. after the storm. and now. one year later. >> that's the famous coaster at seaside heights right after the storm. and now, it's all gone. and breezy point in new york, right after the storm. and what it looks like this morning. abc's amy robach and ginger zee, standing by in both places for us this morning. >> we're also going to speak to new jersey governor, chris christie. >>> let's get to the latest on the american spy scandal. the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, diane feinstein said she is totally opposed to u.s. spying on foreign leaders and pushing hard on the whus. that's where jon karl is now. good morning, jon. >> reporter: faced with outrage from our allies and now from democrats on capitol hill, the white house is considering putting an end to the practice of spying on the leaders of off allies. george, it is unclear, though, how far they're willing to go and w
: and one year after superstorm sandy, what american cities can learn from the netherlands, as they prepare for the next big storm. >> test test test for newshour. testing testing. >> you are quite surprised to see a city like new york, so many people expose and no levees and no protection at all, that was astonishing to me. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> united healthcare-- online at uhc.com. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: members of congress took fresh aim at the new health care law today. the house ways and means committee called in the head of the centers for medicare a
, including at least six big rigs. >> the bond created by hurricane sandy was evident. as people gathered by the thousands. the ceremony dubbed light of hope was held in new jersey with everyone raising lights in the sky. they shared words and songs of encouragement. they promised to stay strong as they struggle to rebuild. >>> some tiny sandy survivors had good reason to celebrate yesterday. a special birthday party held at the nyu medical center for the newborns who were forced to evacuate the hospital when the backup generators failed. those babies carried out by nurses during the storm just turned 1. the moms that gave birth that night talked about what happened when the power went out. >> i was asked can you walk? and i said yes. i didn't realize the question was can you walk down 13 flights of stairs. >> most of the infants slept through the ordeal. i take back everything i said about it being rough on me. >> exactly. imagine being a mom that just had a baby and asked to walk down 13 flights of stairs. >> probably dark stairs. >> oh, absolutely. the frightening thing was not only di
of superstorm sandy which flooded the east coast and left 150 nine people dead. people lined up along the new jersey coastline holding flashlights to light up the sky. on staten island, hundreds of people gathered at a beachside park to mark the time the storm made landfall. city isoomberg said the being rebuilt to better handle future storms. >> if another storm ever approaches our shores, it will be a far different city than from the one saint he left behind. a city much more able to withstand the kind of surging seawater's and punishing winds that sandy brought. we are building new york city stronger and smarter so we will be resilient to a broad range of extreme weather events in the future, including big coastal storms. >> thousands of people remain homeless from sandy one year after the storm. you can go to democracynow.org for our full coverage on sandy's one-year anniversary from tuesday's broadcast as well as one year ago. and those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. legaln to texas where a battle is being w
year ago, superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast t was one of the worst natural disasters in united states history. today still many homeowners are struggling to rebuild but in one jersey shore community one unlikely trio is making a big difference. rick leventhal is live in union beach, new jersey live with that. rick? >> reporter: good morning, jenna. sandy destroyed a bar that stood here on the bay for a decade. it was devastating for the owner, gigi oar. she found strength to unlikely pair, a rabbi and pastor who walked into her new temporary bar down the road. she owns off the bay, a bar in union, beach, new jersey. >> jacobob is off the bay because it is in the bay. >> reporter: superstorm sandy destroyed her waterfront restaurant. she can't afford to rebuild because her $1.2 million insurance policy from lloyds of london offered just 9 grand. >> you know, things happen for a reason, and i've said repeatedly maybe this was god hitting reset button. >> reporter: gigi opened a temporary spot, using doors from smashed homes as tables and walls. the bar became a command center for
of superstorm sandy hich devastated the east coast . many are still recovering. -- recovering from that tragic storm. and it certainly was a major force to be reckoned with. that force of nature was at one point nearly 1,000 miles wide over the ocean front and when it landed in southern jersey, t was nearly 900 miles wide. impacted so many states, 24 states in number. felt the impact of that superstorm. it was devastation to property. it was devastation to lives. 162 people in the united states lost their lives. and the fact that the storm surged to some record proportions reminds us of the impact of climate change. now as a member of the new york legation in this house, my area received some mild impact from that superstorm, but ironically the year before, hurricane irene and lee impacted the upstate region of new york and again devastated our area with loss of life, certainly of valuable farmland that was eroded and the damage to communities and businesses and farm piss across the upstate region. these are issues that are brought to mind this evening as we commemorate that one-year anniversa
being made in new york one year after sandy, right? >> it would be the first state to do this. you have heard of these big vats and vessels full of oil in the gulf region that america's strategic petroleum reserve. this would be the first state, new york, having a gasoline reserve on long island, about a $10 million pilot program to make sure what happened last year doesn't happen again. four days after sandy as you well know, poppy, 60% to 65% of the gas stations were not working. they were either not working because they didn't have generators that could pump the gas or they literally did not have the gas. there's already been one pilot program to make sure you're getting generators to some of these smaller gas stations. this is the next step to make sure there are supplies available. andrew cuomo wants to do this, $10 million on the front end. no state has done something like this before, but when you think about new york and where it's situated and how this happened a year ago in recent memory, a stronger storm or a storm of a different path could do the same thing all over again, t
is this sunday and last year it was cancelled because of super storm sandy. security will be tight because of the boston marathon. what the return will mean next. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. >>> security will be tight this goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. >>> security will be tight this weekend in new york city where runners are getting ready for the marathon. after the boston marathon, backpacks are banned and family members waiting at the end will be screened. last year's race was cancelled because of super storm sandy so this year's marathon takes on special meaning. tom foreman reports. >> reporter: on the streets of baltimore, karina christianson spent months preparing fo
of sandy. >> sorry that what he is being rewarded for is how he dealt with sandy? is that the hardest for you to crack some. >> he likes to package 4i78ds as straight talking when he is anything but. when he thinks it will hurt his chances as a primary candidate, he won't answer it. i asked him many times on national tv, do you think the supreme court was wrong to gut the voting rights act and protects the rights of poor and minoritie minorities, he wouldn't answer it. that's significant. >> it's the hardest thing to put yourself out there for elected office. good luck. >> we're crunched the numbers and theidate bank is next and our election day preview continues. we will hit the trail with another candidate. democrats are on track for new york city as the republican party's branding party nationally to blame. a look ahead at the politics planner. a lot of campaigning that the president has a hockey team. his hometown chicago blackhawks. we'll be right back. seriously? the last thing you need is some guy giving you a new catalytic converter when all you got is a loose gas cap. what? i
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